As the student, you need to be in charge, you need to be assertive. Use all help wisely including that of a good academic editor.
Do not confuse a copy edit and content edit. Never expect a content edit if paying for a copy edit.
For post-graduate writing, the content must be worked with first before doing a copy edit. Use a good content editor if required and be prepared to pay.
A copy edit is about the basics: language, punctuation, academic tone, style, formatting, consistency. Repeated edits are often needed.
Don’t let faculty misguide you. If you equip yourself and stand firm when needed, you will be in charge of your studies. Use an editor wisely.
Don’t let your university faculty dump you on your editor. Editors are there to there to clean up a document, not write it.
It is your responsibility to find out what your school can offer you in terms of faculty & resources. Your school uses your stats to promote the school.
An insecure student does not rely on his or her own ability. Instead they are wanting someone else to confirm, fix, or even write their work.
Be an informed master’s or doctoral student. Avoid expecting editors to do the work for you. See if you are the lazy student.
Be sure to understand who is available to offer you help when busy with your master’s or doctorate. And choose a good editor as soon as possible.
When doing your doctorate, the university offers many layers of help. It is up to you to find a good academic editor to help polish the final product.
Academic editors are a small but important part of your thesis or doctoral experience. Choose your editor soon and wisely for the best experience.
Editing involves some step from your side first. Then send your thesis or dissertation to a good academic editor.
Language Online identifies 3 editing types: content, copy, and formatting. Most times copy edits are what is required.
Good editing is not a once-off process. Be aware that a professional document deserves many edits, informal and formally with a good academic editor.
Too much or little help when writing a thesis or dissertation is a problem. Learn to sure of yourself and equip yourself with information.
Too little help when writing a thesis or dissertation is problematic, but a good academic editor can help. Expect delays from the school though.
When your chose a master’s or doctoral road, you choose a team to accompany you. Sometimes there are difficulties with your team.
Research writing is tough. You choose an advisory team to help you, but sometimes there is too much help or too little. Both are problematic.
Writing a thesis or dissertation includes you and an academic editor. But a functional advisory committee is also essential.
Writing a thesis or dissertation involves a team of people. Understand each person’s role and save much frustration.